Pronunciation: (hō-zan'u), [key]
—interj., n., pl. -nas,
—v., -naed, -na•ing.
(an exclamation, originally an appeal to God for deliverance, used in praise of God or Christ.)
1. a cry of “hosanna.”
2. a shout of praise or adoration; an acclamation.
to praise, applaud, etc.: The critics hosannaed his new play.
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